DaVinci Surgery

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Hi, Ladies,

I've been diagnosed with endometrial cancer.  Have yet to see the oncologist, but he prefers to perform surgery aided by the DaVinci robot.

Has anyone had this type of surgery?  Can you tell me what to expect?

Thank you!

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    Oh dear, hugs. I'm guessing robot is less invasive and less likely to spread the bad cells? I'm really just guessing but sounds like the way to go. If it's been found early enough & is still contained within uterus then it has a high success rate of cure by carefully removing uterus. I'm guessing you will have the surgery ASAP. Sending best wishes for a great outcome.

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      Thank you, Robyn!

      I only found out on Friday from my OB/GYN. The oncologist's office called on Monday and gave me an appointment for tomorrow, Thursday. I first spotted on April 14, then mucked around with my GP for a couple of weeks.  Got in to see the OB/GYN and had other tests done to rule out ovarian and cervical cancer. Those were fine, but had the biopsy last Tuesday.  My OB/GYN called late on Friday afternoon with the news. I'm hopeful, but trying to keep steady.  

      Thanks, again!  

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    I had Da Vinci robot surgery used to remove lymph nodes and my omentum after an ovarian cancer diagnosis. The incisions are smaller than regular surgery so supposedly you heal quicker. They blow you up with lots of gas and put your body in a weird position is what I was told. I had so much pain in shoulders when I woke up but it only lasted one day. You'll have lots of gas as your body eliminates the gas they inject into it. But overall it is a quicker recovery than an open incision which I also had. Lucky me. Good luck to you.

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      Thanks so much for replying to my post.  How long ago were you diagnosed? How are you doing?

      In 1974, I had my tubes tied using what they called laparoscopic surgery.  It had recently been developed.  My operation was done in a military hospital. I felt as if I'd been run over by a truck and that the truck had stopped and then backed over me to make sure the job was complete!

      Best of luck to you, Viirginia! xx  

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      Mine is all recent. I had two surgeries since February 2016 but the good news is my ca125 is very good and my 3 month post op exam was good so I'm hoping for a bright future...and I had an excellent staging report, the best I could hope for. So I wish you all the best. And rest rest rest to recover. Give yourself a break and be kind to yourself.

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      Laparoscopic surgery has come an awful long way since then. Every surgery causes some pain though. It's the gas that affects some worse than others. Even a Gastroscope is so small these days since the ones used in 70's. Plus painrelief has come along in leaps and bounds & they know which ones best suit particular surgeries. Thank goodness for researchers in medical advancements. Clever people

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      Thank you. Curiosily it is somewhat challenging to believe I am OK. I know it mostly, but I don't quite trust what I know as I once did. My pt says it takes a few good 3 month checkups before you become a true fearless believer again. Cancer Can be a bitter pill mentally but I'm besting the hell out if it.

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      Thank you, Robyn.  It hasn't escaped me that I'm very lucky to have the surgery so soon.  I agree that the advances in medicine are outstanding! Not to pry, but are you in the medical field?  

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      Hi, Robyn,

      I knew it!  smile I'm in the states, so sometimes there will be a delay in my replies.  Sorry.  Thank you so much for your support! My daughter is an RN, and worked last in gastroenterology. My appointment with the oncologist is today, so I'm looking forward to that.  xx Lynda

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      Thank you, Virginia! I bet it has been crazy, and scary.  But you persevered!  Good for you!  The fact that you learned and are still learning in the midst of this so you could participate in your own care says volumes about you! Please continue to let us know how you're doing! xx

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